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Volcano coughs up new fuel cell catalyst

This one begins like a chapter from Jules Verne’s novel The Mysterious Island and ends up with a new fuel cell catalyst that could lead to cost-competitive fuel cell vehicles. The new catalyst is based on an enzyme called H2ase S–77, which was……

Western-backed tycoon Petro Poroshenko sworn in with Ukraine facing civil war

Western-backed tycoon Petro Poroshenko vowed Saturday to avert civil war and mend ties with Russia after being sworn in as Ukraine's fifth post-Soviet president with the nation facing disintegration and economic collapse. Poroshenko took the oath of……

Maddow to GOP blowhards who skipped the Bergdahl hearings : ‘We’re laughing at you’

On Friday night, Rachel Maddow took Republican senators like Saxby Chambliss (GA) and John McCain (AZ) to task for skipping briefings about the release of Bowe Bergdahl and using that time instead to grandstand for TV cameras and play politics with the issue. Maddow began with North Carolina Sen. Richard…

Growing number of American houses have more toilets than people

Asteroid HQ124 — dubbed ‘the Beast’ — expected to approach Earth this weekend

Asteroid Dubbed “The Beast” Expected To Approach Earth This Weekend…

World’s biggest tumor — weighing 30lbs — removed from woman’s uterus

World’s Biggest Tumor, Weighing 30lbs, Removed From Woman’s Uterus…

Wil Wheaton discusses TV, cord-cutting, piracy — and desperately making sure fans can watch his show

Look, we already know that Wil Wheaton is awesome (and I don't just say that because he's admitted to being a big Techdirt fan). He has consistently been awesome to fans, building up true connections with those fans by being more open, human and awesome……

Seven things America could buy with the $181 billion in taxes uncollected because of corporate loopholes

The federal government forgoes billions of dollars in revenue each year due to corporate tax write-offs and loopholes enshrined in America’s tax code. The Government Accountability Office estimates that we lose out on $181 billion as a result. Some……

Ronald Reagan, D-Day anniversaries and the suppression of memory

The following is an excerpt from Harvey J. Kaye’s The Fight for the Four Freedoms: What Made FDR and the Greatest Generation Truly Great (Simon & Schuster, 2014). On June 6, 1984, President Ronald Reagan went to Normandy, France, to speak at events……

Fed up with Facebook dissent, Thailand’s coup leaders are developing a junta-friendly social media rival

Ever since Thailand’s military seized power in late May, dissent has grown dangerous. Even meek displays of public disapproval — such as crying out for elections on a street corner — can get offenders hauled away and detained. But……

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